Sunday, 18 December 2011

Bacon and egg pie

egg and bacon pie Dec 11 3

Admittedly this is not entirely a self-sufficient meal. We had to buy in the bacon, flour and margarine (to make the pastry). The other ingredient we produced ourselves: eggs, potatoes, peas. I made two of these pies last night, using three eggs per pie. Given that we are getting three eggs a day from our girls, we barely scratched the surface of our growing egg mountain.

The recipe is: line a pie dish with short crust pastry, put in a layer of potatoes and peas (both ready cooked) and then a layer of bacon. If you want to be really sophisticated, mix these ingredients together before adding to the dish but my view is that life is too short to indulge in such activities. Then pour in 3 beaten eggs and cover with a pastry lid. Put into the oven at 180C for 35 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

We had ours with some of our pickles, including some gorgeous pickled onions I made a few weeks ago.

We liked this so much we are having it again for dinner tonight.

pie and pickles Dec 11


Anonymous said...

will hopefully try some of these recipies when I get some chickens in the next few days. Finished building the run today.


Jonathan Wallace said...

Hi Jeff, good luck with the chickens. If you are getting point of lay hens, don't be surprised at how long it is before they start laying! We are still waiting for 2 we got in mid October to start though we think one of them will start laying by the end of the month.